Thursday, March 13, 2014

14-03-13 US under the Greater Depression: Power outages

===14-03-13 US under the Greater Depression: Power outages===
Visiting India some years back, I was initially surprised by the large billboards advertising flash lights. Later, I understood that it reflected the common power outages.
I do agree with the conclusion that the situation in the US in this regard is a sign of 3rd world conditions.
I do not agree with the interpretation, that it is necessarily a sign of "aging electrical infrastructure".
The grid in the US is largely computerized today, and at least in the case of Enron and power outages in California in the 90s, it later turned out to be part of criminal activity by Enron - deliberate programming of electrical power outages to bilk California of billions in a scam that involved Ross Pero and EDS...
The 3rd world characteristic in this matter is not necessarily reflection of aging infrastructure, but may be at least in part reflection of rampant corporate corruption...
C'mon America ... Let's Keep the Lights On
The Daily Take, The Thom Hartmann Program: Mass power outages are a sign of this nation's aging electrical infrastructure, which is stuck in the 19th century. We need to diversify our energy providers on the local and community levels, and we need a variety of forms of energy.
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